MFA (Master of Fine Arts)
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Catherine A. Murray, David B. Dixon
The artist discusses her Master of Fine Arts exhibition, Symbiosis, hosted by the Natural History Museum in Gray, Tennessee, from May 1st, through August 1st 2008. The exhibit includes works produced during the artist's three years of study at East Tennessee State University.
The subject of the exhibition consists of drawings of the elephant's place in history through its relationship with humans. Topics explored include the elephant as victim, servant, god, prey, and ultimately as teacher. Discussion will also include artistic influences such as Sue Coe, Deborah Butterfield, Franz Marc, and Frank Noelker as well as theoretical influences by Carl G. Jung, James Hillman, and Jerome S. Bernstein.
Thesis - Open Access
Allison, Jeri, "Symbiosis." (2008). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 1946. https://dc.etsu.edu/etd/1946
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